About

Ochberg Fellows

  • Aaron Glantz

    2011

    Aaron Glantz is a staff reporter at the Bay Citizen, a former editor at New America Media and the author of two books on the Iraq war, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans and How America Lost Iraq.

    He is also co-author with Iraq Veterans Against the War of Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations. He has been a fellow at Columbia University Teachers College and the Carter Center in Atlanta.

  • Alex Hannaford

    2012

    Alex Hannaford is a British-born freelance journalist living in Texas. He has written about the death penalty, crime, incarceration, religion and human interest issues for publications including the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times magazines, The Guardian, GQ and the Texas Observer. He has reported from West Africa, Hong Kong, and Guantanamo Bay. Hannaford spent his early childhood in Nigeria, and cut his teeth in journalism on the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the Lymington Times in England – at the time the last newspaper in the country to use hot metal printing. He worked as a feature writer and commissioning editor on the London Evening Standard before going freelance in 2003. Hannaford has taught journalism at Kingston University in the UK, authored a music biography for Random House, and ghosted a memoir about a mother’s struggles with her son’s addictions.

  • Ali Safi

    2012

    Ali Safi is a special correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers’ Kabul bureau. Trained as a physician, he has extensive experience reporting on conflict and tragedy throughout Afghanistan, where he’s worked with some of the world’s leading media, including the BBC, Time magazine, the Guardian, The Times of London, and Germany’s ZDF TV, as well as the International Crisis Group. Safi received a Radio Netherlands broadcast journalism fellowship in 2008, and was the producer of the BBC Radio team that won the 2010 Amnesty International Award for Investigative Journalism. He contributed to a 2011 Fortune magazine investigative article that received an honorable mention from the Overseas Press Club and the Best International Story prize from the Society of Business and Professional Editors.

  • Alia Malek

    2012

    Alia Malek  is a civil rights lawyer and journalist who has lived and worked in the U.S., Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, and Italy. She moved to Damascus in April 2011 and was last there in May 2013. She is the author of A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Retold Through Arab American Lives and the editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustice. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesThe NationForeign PolicySalonThe Christian Science MonitorThe Columbia Journalism ReviewGrantaGuernicaJadaliyya, and McSweeney’s.  She is Senior Staff Writer at Al Jazeera America.

     

     

  • Alysa Landry

    2008

    Alysa Landry is a reporter at the Farmington Daily Times in Four Corners, N.M. She covers the Navajo Nation and has reported extensively on returning Iraq War veterans. The winner of an Associated Press Managing Editors award for beat reporting, she was previously a reporter for the Patriot-Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

  • Amantha Perera

    2013

    Amantha Perera is a foreign correspondent based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He covers Sri Lanka and the region with special interest in conflict, post conflict situations, humanitarian disasters and climate change. He works as a contributor to TIME, Reuters/Alertnet, the Inter Press News Service – IPS and the Integrated Regional Information Network – IRIN.

  • Amy Dockser Marcus

    2009

    Amy Dockser Marcus is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She was based in Israel as the Journal's Middle East correspondent from 1991 to 1998, and has written two books that grew out of her experiences there. She was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting for a series she wrote about the physical, emotional, and monetary challenges facing cancer survivors.

  • Amy Herdy

    2004

    Amy Herdy is an investigative reporter for the The Denver Post. She spent more than a year uncovering flaws in the handling of domestic abuse and sexual assault cases in the military, for the series “Betrayal in the Ranks,” which was a finalist for the 2004 Dart Award. She joined the Post in 2002, after six years at the St. Petersburg Times.

  • Angelina Fusco

    2012

    Angelina Fusco is an editor for television news for BBC Northern Ireland. She has thirty years’ experience covering the Northern Ireland Troubles. Almost half of that period has been spent as the editor of BBC Northern Ireland Television News, leading a large team covering some of the most politically complex, editorially challenging and sensitive stories in any part of Western Europe. For the last 14 years she has been directly responsible for the content of all BBC television news programs in Northern Ireland. Many of these have concerned stories which have generated world headlines, ranging such from the Omagh bombing and IRA and Loyalist ceasefires through to the 100th anniversary of Titanic and the Olympic Torch as well as Royal and US Presidential visits. She recently completed a 12 month attachment as a senior trainer at the BBC’s prestigious College of Journalism, working with senior staff from the BBC and other news organizations from around the world.

  • Arlene Levinson

    1999

    Arlene Levinson is a national writer for the Associated Press in New York. She has written for the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, The Charlotte Observer and other newspapers, and published An Addict in the Family in 1986. She has been recognized for her skills as an investigative journalist and coverage of violence as a societal issue.

  • Arnessa Garrett

    2006

    A professional journalist since 1990, Arnessa M. Garrett, 35, began her career as an intern at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. She attended Tulane University and was named a Truman Scholar in 1990. She spent her junior year of college at the Institut d’etudes politiques in Paris.

    After graduating from Tulane with a bachelor’s degree in history, she worked at the Picayune as a copy editor before moving to Washington, D.C., to take a position at the Small Business Administration.

    In 1993, she moved to Boston where she was hired on the copy desk of The Boston Globe. She worked at the Globe for seven years, editing national, foreign and local stories.

    After leaving the Globe, she pursued a freelance writing and editing career in New York, taking courses at The New School in 2001.

    A Lafayette native, she returned home to Louisiana and was hired by The Daily Advertiser as assistant metro editor in 2002.

  • Arnim Stauth

    2005

    Arnim Stauth is a correspondent for the West German broadcast company WDR. He has covered violent conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq and natural disasters in Congo, Afghanistan and Russia.

    Stauth joined WDR in 1986. Before beginning his journalism career, he received a degree in psychology from Berlin University. In 2004, he co-directed a documentary, “Torture in the Name of Freedom,” about Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Stauth is an editorial board member of NewsXchange.

  • Ashley Powers

    2012

    Ashley Powers is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She spent four years as a national correspondent based in Las Vegas, where she covered Nevada’s economic collapse during the Great Recession and its struggles with homelessness, suicide and child prostitution. She also wrote extensively about survivors of major tragedies, including mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz., and wildfires in Texas. A 2003 graduate of the University of Toledo in Ohio, Powers now covers courts and legal issues in Southern California. Her work has been honored by the Best of the West and Los Angeles Press Club journalism contests and cited in “The Best American Sports Writing.”

  • Beth Macy

    2011

    Beth Macy is the families beat reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia, where she has worked since 1989. Her reporting on immigrant families has won several national honors, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, a Columbia University race reporting prize and inclusion in “The Best Newspaper Writing: 2007-2008.”

    A 2010 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, Macy produced a multimedia series called "Age of Uncertainty,” about the challenges facing seniors and caregivers in her region in 2008. The series won Documentary Project of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, as well as the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award for online convergence, a Casey Medal and the Virginia Press Association's top prize for public-service reporting. Macy has taught literary journalism at Hollins University and written articles and essays, most recently for O, The Oprah Magazine; Parade magazine; The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Journalism Review. Her November 2010 story about cholera in Haiti won the 2011 Associated Press Managing Editors award for international reporting.

  • Brett McLeod

    2010

    Brett McLeod is a journalist with the Nine Network in Melbourne Australia. His reporting has taken him all over the world, most recently to Bangkok, where he covered the Red Shirt protests and to the conflict zones of Baghdad, Beirut and Dili. 

    In 2002, McLeod was posted to Nine's European bureau, where he covered major stories of the day, including attacks in Israel, Madrid and Istanbul. In 2004, he traveled to Banda Aceh, where he covered the devastating aftermath of the Asian tsunami. One of his reports on the tsunami was recognized with a Quill award for best news story. He also helped to produce a DVD to help news professionals cope with the aftermath of traumatic stories. 

  • Caleb Hellerman

    2004

    Caleb Hellerman is a producer for CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He has reported extensively on mental health and trauma issues, including suicide and experimental drug treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.

    From 1998 to 2003, he was a writer for ABC/Good Morning America, where he covered the September 11 attacks, the D.C.-area sniper, and the Columbia Shuttle disaster, among other stories.

  • Carol Gorga Williams

    2001

    Carol Gorga Williams is a reporter for the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. Gorga Williams has covered crime and the criminal justice system, diversity issues, trauma, post-traumatic stress and acute stress disorder. She is currently working on a 20-month project on the impact of fatal crashes on survivors and the community at large.

  • Cecilia Ballí

    2010

    Cecilia Ballí is a contributor to Texas Monthly and Harper’s magazines. A native of Brownsville, Texas, she has researched and written about the U.S.-Mexico border for many years. Her personal essays have appeared in various anthologies, including “Puro Border” (Cinco Puntos Press), “Colonize This!” (Seal Press), “Border-line Personalities” (Rayo/Harpercollins), “Rio Grande” (UT Press), and “Hecho en Tejas” (UNM Press). 

    She was a finalist in 2004 for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and the John Bartlow Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism. That same year, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists named her Emerging Journalist of the Year. In 2008, she was a distinguished finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award given by the Columbia University School of Journalism. Ballí began her journalism career as a reporter for The Brownsville Herald and the San Antonio Express-News. She is a graduate of Stanford and Rice universities and lives in Austin, where she is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Texas. She writes about violence along the U.S.-Mexican border and is working on a book about the construction of a border fence.

  • Chong-ae Lee

    Chong-ae Lee is a journalist for Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) in South Korea, where she has worked since 1995. She was the first female investigative reporter for the news magazine program News Pursuit where she worked from 1999 to 2003. This inspired her interest in how journalists should approach a victim of trauma so as to make a positive contribution while getting a story, and conversely how the journalist can handle his/her resultant trauma. She has won 19 awards including Reporter of the Year from the Journalist Association of Korea and the Korean Broadcasting Grand Prize. She is a 2011 Dart Asia Fellow, a regional program of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and also a 2012-2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She is now working as a deputy editor for the SBS Programming & Strategy Headquarters organizing Seoul Digital Forum (SDF), an international conference on digital innovation.

     

  • Chris Bull

    1999

    Chris Bull is a book author and contributor to USA Today, The Washington Post Magazine and GQ. He was national correspondent for The Advocate where he covered congress, the White House, Supreme Court and federal agencies. He has written on hate crimes, political activism, and education issues.

    Chris Bull is co-author of Perfect Enemies: The Battle between the Religious Right and the Gay Rights Movement and The Accidental Activist. He is co-editor of At Ground Zero: 25 Stories from Young Reporters Who Were There. Bull is a recipient of an Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation Fellowship for 2000, the recipient of NLGJA Honors for a series of articles and a finalist for the Livingston Award.

  • Christina Lamb

    2008

    Christina Lamb is currently a roving foreign affairs correspondent for the Sunday Times of London.  She has been a foreign correspondent for more than 20 years, living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa. 

    She is the author of the best-selling book, "The Africa House," as well as "House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe"; "Waiting For Allah"; and "The Sewing Circles of Herat: A Memoir of Afghanistan."  Her most recent book, "Small Wars Permitting: Despatches from Foreign Lands," is a collection of her reportage.  She has won many awards, including Foreign Correspondent of the Year in the British Press Awards and the BBC's What the Papers Say Awards, which she has won twice.  She was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in 2008.

  • Dan Grech

    2008

    Dan Grech is co-senior producer and co-host of WLRN's "Under the Sun." Dan is also the radio news director for the WLRN Miami Herald Report, where he produces 15 daily newscasts for South Florida’s public radio station

    Before that, he spent five years reporting on Latin American economics and Hispanic business in the US for Marketplace, the public radio business news show.   In 2008, he won a Green Eyeshade award for his coverage of Venezuela and a Ruben Salazar award for his stories on Central American migration.  Before transitioning to public radio, Dan worked as the Argentina correspondent for The Miami Herald. He contributed to the Herald’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize for breaking-news coverage of the Elián Gonzalez INS raid.

  • Dan Shortridge

    2011

    Dan Shortridge is a bureau reporter for The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware and The Daily Times in Salisbury, Maryland

    Shortridge was part of a team that won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service journalism for its coverage of the case of a Delaware pediatrician convicted of raping or abusing more than 80 young patients. He has covered murder cases, including the killing of a young police officer in 2009, the aftermath of multiple fatal car crashes and teacher-student sex crime cases.

  • Dana Hull

    2004

    Dana Hull has been a metro reporter for The San Jose Mercury News since 1999. He has reported on the California energy crisis, earthquakes, the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle, forest fires, sexual abuse by Catholic priests and Retired Gen. Wesley Clark's campaign for the presidency.

    From late May to mid July 2003, she reported from Baghdad for Knight Ridder news service. Before joining the Mercury News, Hull was a reporter at the Washington Post.

  • Darius Bazargan

    2004

    Darius Bazargan is a BBC producer based in the Northeastern United Kingdom. Bazargan has covered a wide range of stories, including the Genoa G-8 riots, arms smuggling, currency fraud, and gay weddings in South Africa.

  • Dave Cullen

    2002

    David Cullen is a free-lance journalist. Cullen has contributed work to The New York Times, National Public Radio and the online publications Salon.com and Slate.com.

    He covered the school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, as well as the trials of the murderers of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. A former lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Cullen taught creative writing at the University of Colorado in the mid-1990s. He is currently working on several magazine projects.

  • Dave Philipps

    2010

    Dave Philipps is the author of "Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home," published by Palgrave Macmillan.  A reporter for The Colorado Springs Gazette, he writes long-form investigative pieces as well as light features. He was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in the local reporting category for his series, “Casualties of War,” on combat soldiers at Fort Carson returning from war and committing violence in Colorado Springs.

    Dave Philipps's work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times and Philadelphia Inquirer, among others, and won awards from the Colorado Press Association, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters and Society of Professional Journalists. 

  • David Handschuh

    1999

    David Handschuh is a photographer for the New York Daily News. He covered the Columbine High School shootings, the aftermath of Pan Am flight 103's crash in Scotland, and the tragic Happy Land Social Club fire in New York City. He served for three years on the executive of the National Press Photographers Association and, in July 2000 was elected to a one-year term as the organization's president.

  • David Loyn

    2005

    David Loyn is an award-winning foreign correspondent for the BBC, where he has worked for 30 years reporting from Moscow, Kosovo, Kashmir, and Kabul, among other places. He also was the only foreign correspondent who was with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996.  

    His latest book, "In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation," explores the country's long history of foreign occupation and war, and its long-standing reputation as an unconquerable place.  His previous book, "Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks who Changed the Face of War Reporting," was shortlisted for the 2006 Orwell Prize. He was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in 2005.

  • David Wood

    2001

    David Wood is a national security correspondent for Newhouse News Service. In 30 years as a reporter, Wood has written widely about the trauma of war and the effects of violence on those who inflict and those who suffer is consequences.

    His book The Rangers: Can American Kids Kill With the Best?, published in 1998, provides a compelling look at the physical and psychological preparation of soldiers in the Army's elite assault unit. He has won the Gerald Ford Prize for Distinguished Defense Reporting.

  • Deirdre Stoelzle-Graves

    1999

    Deirdre Stoelzle-Graves is a writer and painter who lives on an isolated cattle ranch in Wyoming. As a crime reporter and city editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, her coverage focused on social justice and interpersonal conflict. She traveled twice to Rwanda on Dart-related missions.

  • Devin Robins

    2008

    Devin Robins has worked as a producer and director for National Public Radio for more than a decade on shows including "Talk of the Nation," "The Tavis Smiley Show" and "News and Notes." Over the years, her work has included producing more than 50 hours of NPR's live news coverage of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath.

  • Dianne Solis

    2012

    Dianne Solis is a senior writer at the Dallas Morning News. Her stories have taken her to post-Katrina New Orleans, inside families fractured by addiction to starter heroin, to immigration courts for children, and to a mosque where the Ramadan fast was broken with a FBI agent. As a foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal and a Texas-based reporter with the Dallas Morning News, she’s written on narcotics gangs and the impact of drug violence and corruption on ordinary people. She also has lectured on reporting in immigrant communities caught in the most significant crackdown in decades. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.

  • Donna Alvis-Banks

    2007

    Donna Alvis-Banks is a features reporter at the Roanoke (Va.) Times. Raised in Christiansburg, Va., she worked as a classroom teacher at Blacksburg High School before joining the Roanoke Times in 1988. As a features writer and news reporter she has won a Landmark Award and Virginia Press Association Award.

    On April 16, 2007, she reported the breaking story of the Virginia Tech shootings and led the newspaper's coverage of its aftermath. She now has a new beat, covering the ongoing mental health and social fallout of the shootings.

  • Donna DeCesare

    2003

    Donna DeCesare is an award-winning photojournalist with extensive experience covering Latin America. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Advisory Board of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

    A documentary photographer known for her work on youth identity and gang violence, she coordinates the Dart Center's activities throughout Latin America and curates visual journalism for Dart Media.

  • Elaine Silvestrini

    2000

    Elaine Silvestrini is a reporter with the Tampa Tribune, where she covers the federal court beat. Silvestrini has covered criminal trials, a program to help sexual-assault victims negotiate the medical and legal systems and the impact of emotional trauma on the family of a young woman killed by a drunk driver.

  • Elizabeth Aguilera

    2011

    Elizabeth Aguilera is a reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune where she covers immigration and demographics and also writes about the economy and its impact on families.

    Throughout her career Aguilera has written about the devastating effects of natural disasters, living with HIV/AIDS in Cuba, the victims of 9/11 and families in crisis.  She was a finalist in 2005 for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Aguilera joined the Union-Tribune staff in 2010 after a one-year Annenberg Fellowship at the University of Southern California in Specialized Journalism where she focused on urbanization, culture and immigration. In 2010, she was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow and toured Europe to exchange ideas and learn about transatlantic issues, with a focus on migration and culture, through the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She spent seven years in Colorado writing for The Denver Post  and previously reported for the Orange County Register and Long Beach Press-Telegram.  Aguilera is a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her work has been recognized by the Colorado Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Orange County Press Club.  A native of Los Angeles, she is a graduate of Pepperdine University and the University of Southern California.

  • Emma Cowing

    2013

    Emma Cowing is a journalist for The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. In 2008 while covering the war in Afghanistan she nearly lost her life after collapsing with acute heatstroke during a foot patrol on the front line in temperatures of 52 degrees centigrade. Following her rescue and rehabilitation, she turned her attention to covering the aftermath of war, highlighting issues faced by Scotland's large community of military veterans. She ran a Scotsman campaign, Support Our Troops, and has written extensively about veterans traumatized by their military experiences, and the support available to them. She has spent time with grieving families, and interviewed soldiers about the effects of war. Cowing cut her teeth as a junior reporter for The Sunday Times Scotland and is also a former features editor of The Scotsman. During her 16-year career she has reported from South America and Malaysia as well as across the UK and Scotland, covering topics ranging from the upcoming Scottish independence referendum to the plight of abandoned street children in Peru.

  • Finbarr O'Reilly

    2013

    Finbarr O’Reilly is a Reuters staff photographer based in West Africa. He began his journalism career as a writer in Canada and has lived and worked in Africa for the past decade, covering conflict and social issues across the continent. He turned to photography in 2005. In 2006 he was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year, and has since won numerous top industry awards for his multimedia work and photography, which has been exhibited internationally. O’Reilly has published long-term projects on Congo and Afghanistan and is among those profiled in “Under Fire: Journalists in Combat,” a documentary film about the psychological costs of covering war. The film was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award and won a 2013 Peabody Award. O’Reilly was a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard.

  • Frank Green

    2001

    Frank Green is a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. Green's coverage of the criminal justice system and prison issues includes exploration of the role of race in capital punishment. In a state where the execution rate is second only to that of Texas, Green was the 1997 winner of the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award for his coverage of the death penalty.

  • Frank Smyth

    1999

    Frank Smyth is a freelance journalist who has reported from many of the world's trouble spots, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Rwanda and Iraq, where he was held in prison for 18 days. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New Republic. He also serves as an investigative consultant for Human Rights Watch.

  • Gabrielle Crist

    1999

    Gabrielle Crist was a staff writer for the Rocky Mountain News, formerly of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She has written sensitive articles and features on domestic violence, including "Eric's Blessing," published in 2000, a five-part series on the impact his mother's death had on a young boy. She has also collaborated with Roger Simpson in developing guidelines for interviewing children in crisis.

  • Gary Tippet

    2004

    Gary Tippet is a freelance journalist and former senior writer for The Age in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first Australian to be awarded an Ochberg Fellowship, in the year 2004.

    Gary began in journalism in 1972, at the Sun News-Pictorial and joined The Sunday Age in 1993, moving to The Age when the two papers merged in 1998. In the time since, he has have covered some of Australia's biggest stories including the East Timor crisis of late 1999-2000, the Thredbo ski resort landslide, the Moura coalmine collapse in Queensland, and a number of major crime stories including the disappearance and murder of Jaidyn Leskie, the Port Arthur massacre and the Bega schoolgirls murder trial. In 2000 he covered the military coup in Fiji.

    Much of Gary’s writing has focused on trauma and its victims.

    In 1997 he won a Walkley, for Slaying The Monster, an account of an abused child who, 30 years later, returned to kill his molester with an axe, and has won two Quill's and three Legal Reporting Awards.

    In recent years, Gary has written a number of articles on motor vehicle trauma, includinh Fatalities #74 and #75; April's Story and Sudden Impact, in which he spent three months following the victim of a serious injury road accident, from crash to recovery. The result was a 10,000 word, four broadsheet page special report, which won the 2002 Transport Quill Award.

  • George Hoff

    2007

    George Hoff is Managing Editor of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News in Ottawa. He has also served as the CBC's director of global news gathering, senior executive producer of news and Washington bureau producer. He is chair of the North American Broadcasters Association Safety and Security Committee and sits on the board of RTNDA Canada.

  • Gina Barton

    2000

    Gina Barton covers federal court, federal agencies and legal issues for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also has worked at the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune and the Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch.

    Gina holds a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Indiana University. Gina has won numerous awards for reporting and has given several lectures about sensitivity in media coverage to students and community groups, including the 2005 national convention of the American Society for Public Administration.

  • Gretel Daugherty

    2000

    Gretel Daugherty is a photojournalist in Colorado. Daugherty has worked for the Denver Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Associated Press. She has been active in reporting on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and in fighting for the rights of military veterans who suffer from PTSD.

  • Hollman Morris

    2008

    Hollman Morris is a reporter for “Contravía” on Channel One in Colombia.  This year the Foundation for New Journalism, established by Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, recognized Morris with the top award for TV reporting in Latin America.  Human Rights Watch also awarded Morris the 2007 Human Rights Defender Award for courageous reporting.

  • Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo

    2009

    Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo covers urban planning and environmental justice for Metro San Juan in Puerto Rico.  He has written extensively about land expropriations and citizens’ displacement in low-income neighborhoods for this and other publications. 

    Robles is also an Op-Ed columnist for Puerto Rico’s leading Spanish-language newspaper, El Nuevo Día, and focuses on trauma related to immigration, domestic violence and same sex discrimination.

  • Jacques Menasche

    2010

    Jacques Menasche is an independent writer, editor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a desk clerk at The New York Times and has since covered conflict and culture around the world. His writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, ESPN The Magazine, Vanity Fair, Fader, The Independent, and Corriere dela Sera. 

    He helped author 2003’s “Red-Color News Soldier: A Chinese Photographer’s Odyssey Through the Cultural Revolution” (Phaidon) and 2009’s “44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World” (National Geographic Books) — both winners of the Overseas Press Club of America’s Olivier Rebbot Award. In 2007, his television documentary about heroin addicts in Afghanistan, “Brothers of Kabul,” was broadcast on CNN International and al-Jazeera, receiving a nomination from the Rory Peck Trust and winning Australia’s Walkley Award for Best Television Current Affairs Reporting.

  • James MacMillan

    2007

    James MacMillan is an independent multimedia journalist, university educator and new media consultant based in Philadelphia. He was senior photographer and photo-columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, where he worked beginning in 1991.

    On leave from the Daily News in 2004-2005, he was photo editor for the Associated Press in Iraq, personally covering over 200 combat missions and managing the AP's photo reports and staff development in Baghdad. MacMillan won the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents; led the Associated Press photo team awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography; and is the recipient of numerous additional awards. MacMillan was a 2006-2007 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. He has taught at Tufts University and Temple University.

  • Jason Vest

    2003

    Jason Vest is a freelance reporter who writes for The Nation and has contributed to numerous other publications including U.S. News & World Report, The Village Voice, and The Atlantic.

    His work includes reports on Weapons of Mass Destruction intelligence in Iraq and internal Army dissent of the Iraq invasion. In 1999, Vest received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to investigate the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war. In 2002, American Journalism Review honored him as an “Unsung Hero of Washington Journalism.”

  • Javier Garza

    2013

    Javier Garza is a journalist based in Torreón, Mexico. As editorial director of El Siglo de Torreón he has developed safety protocols for covering a wave of violence unleashed by organized crime groups in the city, which included armed attacks and kidnappings against the newspaper. Garza has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a master’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Garza has worked for the newspapers Reforma, in Mexico City, and Rumbo, in Austin, Texas. He has lectured on violence against the media at universities and press organizations in Mexico, the United States, Europe and South America and serves as an adviser on Newsroom Safety at the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA).

  • Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

    2008

    Jeff Kellly Lowenstein has been a staff reporter for The Chicago Reporter since January 2006, before which he wrote for South Shore Community News on Chicago's South Side for more than a year. His work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Herald, the Daily Herald and the Common Review, among many other publications.

    In 2006 Kelly Lowenstein won a Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism for a six-part series he wrote about sex offenders in Chicago. He also was the 2007 Racial Justice Fellow at the Institute of Justice and Journalism at USC's Annnenberg School of Communication and was a 1995 participant in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, during which time he spent a year teaching at the Uthongathi School in Tongaat, South Africa.

  • Jenny Johanna Manrique Cortés

    2006

    Jenny Johanna Manrique Cortés is a freelance journalist formerly based in Bucaramanga, Colombia. After reporting for the publication Vanguardia Liberal on the activities of paramilitary groups, Manrique received a number of death threats and was forced to leave Colombia. Since leaving Colombia in March 2006, she has written for El Espectator, Latin America Press, and Interprensa.

  • Jeremy Young

    2012

    Jeremy Young is a Senior Producer with Al Jazeera English television based in Washington, DC. He joined the channel before it began broadcasting in 2006, and helped launch ‘Fault Lines’ in 2009, the channel’s award winning strand that covers the United States and US foreign policy issues. Jeremy has been on assignment in Honduras, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and India over the past several years for the program. Most of his work has focused on US foreign policy, war, violence, corruption and politics. He has also worked extensively across the United States and has produced several groundbreaking documentaries in jails and prisons. He is currently in production on a program that looks at the lives of deaf inmates.

  • Jimmie Briggs

    2001

    Jimmie Briggs is a freelance writer in New York City. Briggs has written on the struggles of young people in difficult circumstances, including child soldiers in battlegrounds around the world. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Village Voice, New York Times Magazine and George.

  • Jina Moore

    2009

    Jina Moore is an independent journalist and a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.  She specializes in post-conflict and human rights reporting and has worked from Sierra Leone, Rwanda and eastern Congo.  Her work has also appeared in Glamour, The Walrus and "Best American Science Writing."

  • Joe Raedle

    2011

    Joe Raedle is a photographer with Getty Images based in Miami. His work with Getty has varied from festivities in the bayous of Louisiana to the mountain peaks of war-torn Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq.

    Raedle started his education in photography 27 years ago as a student at the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport. He chose Miami as the place to continue his studies so he could launch a career in a city where strife was making national headlines at the time: the McDuffy riots, Mariel boatlift, Cocaine Cowboys. A graduate of the University of Miami, Raedle had internships at UPI, Miami News and St. Petersburg Times.  He was hired as a staff photographer at Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel in 1987 and his 11-year tenure there took him across the globe to cover turbulent events that stretched from Haiti to the Middle East. In 1998, Raedle started freelancing from El Paso, Texas, where he documented a variety of issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • John McCusker

    2009

    John McCusker has been a staff photographer at the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper since 1986. In 2005 he was one of a dozen staffers at the newspaper that stayed behind to document the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.  McCusker was part of a reporting team awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

  • John Moore

    2008

    John Moore is a photojournalist for Getty Images. Moore won the 2007 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club of America for his photograph capturing the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and received this year’s Best of Photojournalism Award from the National Press Photographers Association.

    Before joining Getty, Moore was a staff photographer with the Associated Press and was on a team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for their coverage of the war in Iraq. Having lived in Nicaragua, India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan, as well as the United States, Moore estimates that he's worked in over 80 countries throughout his career.

  • John Trotter

    2007

    John Trotter is a freelance photojournalist and 2007 Ochberg Fellow. His work has been exhibited in the US and in Europe and has appeared in Life, U.S. News and World Report, Nieman Reports, American Photography and numerous other publications. A selection of his recent work can be seen on his personal website.

    In 1997 he was a photographer and photo editor for the Sacramento Bee when he was severely beaten by gang members in a Sacramento neighborhood. Trotter documented his own recovery from traumatic brain injury in Life Magazine and in his forthcoming book "The Burden of Memory." He is the recipient of numerous awards within the US and abroad.

  • Jon Stephenson

    2008

    Jon Stephenson is a foreign affairs producer and correspondent for TV3, one of the two major news channels in New Zealand. A former print journalist, Jon has focused much of his reporting since September 11, 2001, on issues and events associated with the Bush Administration's so-called "War on Terrorism," including the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.

    In addition to assignments in places such as Gaza, Zimbabwe and East Timor, Jon has reported on natural disasters like the 2004 Asian tsunami, the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and the recent earthquake in China's Sichuan Province.

  • Joseph L. Rodríguez

    2003

    Joseph L. Rodríguez is a self-employed photojournalist. Exhibitions of his work have been featured throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands and France.

    He also has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. For the book East Side Stories: Gang Life in East LA, Rodríguez spent three years photographing life in Los Angeles neighborhoods.

  • Josh Meyer

    2013

    Josh Meyer is Director of Education and Outreach at the Medill National Security Initiative, and the McCormick Lecturer in National Security Studies at the Medill School of Journalism. Before joining Medill in January 2010, Meyer spent 20 years at the Los Angeles Times where he focused on a wide range of issues, including government, politics and law enforcement. From 2000 on, he focused on terrorism and related intelligence, law enforcement and national security issues while traveling extensively to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Persian Gulf. Meyer is the co-author of the 2012 bestselling book, The Hunt For KSM; Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, which was named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice’’ book in July 2012. During his two decades at the Los Angeles Times, Meyer shared two staff Pulitzer Prizes, and was nominated himself on numerous other occasions. He has been recognized with top awards from the Southern California Press Association for his investigative reporting as well as the overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle international reporting award.

  • Julia A. Lieblich

    2002

    Julia A. Lieblich is a religion writer for The Chicago Tribune. Author of the book Sisters: Lives of Devotion and Defiance, a nonfiction portrait of four nuns in the Roman Catholic Church, Lieblich's recent work includes articles on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church

    She also has contributed work to various national newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times; and freelance articles to Ms., and Time magazines.

  • Juliana Ruhfus

    2010

    Juliana Ruhfus is an award-winning reporter and filmmaker who produces programmes with a human rights and investigative focus from around the world. For the past four years, she has been the reporter on the Al Jazeera English flagship People & Power strand. 

    A frequent visitor to areas of conflict, Ruhfus’s particular ambition is to make films that explore “shades of grey” – to tell the complex personal stories behind the news headlines. Outside television, Ruhfus has worked as an expert to the UN Security Council Sanctions committee tasked with investigating violations of the arms embargo on Somalia, has consulted on investigations into the illegal arms trade and has written for newspapers. 

  • Kari Lydersen

    2009

    Kari Lydersen is a staff writer for The Washington Post in their Midwest bureau, and also freelances for various publications including The Chicago Reader and In These Times. She is the author of three books, and co-author of "Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun."

  • Kari Pricher

    2013

    Kari Pricher is an Editorial Producer for CNN Anderson Cooper 360. For more than a decade, she has traveled to communities coping with enormous loss to bring their stories to light. Recent assignments have included the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, and post-tornado devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. From 2007 to 2011, Pricher was a segment producer with ABC Good Morning America Weekend, and, from 2011-2012 she was part of the team at The Dr. Oz Show who won the Emmy Award for Best Daytime Talk Show/Informative.

  • Kari René Hall

    2004

    Kari René Hall is a free-lance photographer. She has photographed car accidents, plane crashes, shooting scenes, murder trials, drowning, funerals, grieving families and many other traumatic stories during more than two decades as a journalist.

    A Los Angeles Times staff photographer for 18 years, her 1992 book Beyond the Killing Fields, was a gripping account of the lives of refugees inside Site 2 on the Thai-Cambodia border.

  • Karyn Spencer

    2008

    Karyn Spencer is an investigative reporter with the Omaha World-Herald. Her projects have included how Nebraska's antiquated death-investigation system lets people get away with murder; how a conman stole millions while sidestepping serious punishment; and how the state foster-care system failed a toddler who was shaken to death by her mother.

    Spencer was one of the paper's lead writers when a mentally ill young man killed eight people and himself at the Von Maur Westroads Mall in Omaha in December 2007. She currently is covering mental health issues in the wake of the mall slayings.

  • Kate Bramson

    2005

    Kate Bramson has been on the Providence (R.I.) Journal reporting staff since August, 2002. Bramson spent six months in 2003 covering the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a popular classmate in Burrillville, R.I. The story, “Rape in a Small Town,” won the 2004 Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence.

    Prior to joining the Journal, she was an education writer at the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota. From October, 1995 to Feburary, 1997, she was news editor for Budapest Week and The Budapest Sun in Hungary.

  • Kateryna Ivanova

    2011

    Kateryna Ivanova heads the only investigative news organization in Ukraine, the Rivne Investigative Reporting Agency. She also runs a multimedia investigative project called Chetverta Vlada - The Forth Estate.

    Ivanova was trained by IREX U-Media as a certified media trainer and has developed several training courses and delivered an array of trainings to emerging journalists and as part of investigative reporting seminars organized by the Regional Press Development Institute. She worked as a journalist, editor and executive editor for several newspapers under the publishing house “OGO” in Rivne, Ukraine. In 2008 she co-authored the book Investigative Reporting: Manual for Beginners.

  • Kathie Klarreich

    2011

    Kathie Klarreich began her career as a journalist in Haiti in 1986. Since then, she has reported for print, radio and television. As one of the International Center for Journalists’ Knight International Journalism Fellows, her current focus is coaching and mentoring Haitian journalists in investigative reporting skills to help them track the aid money.

    Klarreich has reported for, among others, The New York Times, TIME, The Christian Science Monitor, PBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and NPR and Pacifica radio. Her memoir Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Vodou and Civil Strife captures her decade in Haiti against a backdrop of social, political, cultural and economic turmoil. Klarreich flew to Haiti the day after the 2010 earthquake and reported on the rescue and recover effort until she became a Knight Fellow last July.

  • Kathryn Eastburn

    2001

    Kathryn Eastburn is an editor of the Colorado Springs Independent. Eastburn has written about teen suicide and its repercussions, depression, and the murder of a child by a family member. In covering these topics, she has raised issues of the gang mentality, bullying, ready access to lethal weapons, and the need for more open dialogue about violence and traumatic events.

  • Kelly Kennedy

    2008

    Kelly Kennedy has, since February 2007, been a medical/health reporter for all of Gannett's military papers — Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Times.  Before that, she was a reporter for Army Times.

    Kennedy has also written for the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, NASA, the (Boulder) Daily Camera, the Denver Post, the (Portland) Oregonian, the Salt Lake Tribune, the (Ogden) Standard-Examiner and Readers' Digest. Kennedy holds a graduate degree in journalism from the advanced professional program at the University of Colorado in 2007.  She also taught editing, page design and news writing at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as critical thinking and writing at the University of Colorado. She is at work on her first book: a fictionalized account of her time as a soldier in the first Persian Gulf War.

  • Keti Bochorishvili

    2001

    Keti Bochorishvili is a correspondent for the BBC Central Asia and Caucasus Service. Bochorishvili files regular news reports for the BBC's morning Russian-language radio program, and researches and organizes a weekly discussion program for the Central Asia Service. Earlier this year she produced a documentary series on the Georgian-Abkhaz war.

  • Kevin McKiernan

    2006

    Kevin McKiernan a freelance journalist, filmmaker, photographer and television producer, has reported from Central America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His articles and photographs have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Time and other publications.

    He recently covered the Iraq war, for ABC News, for extended periods in both Kurdish and Arab areas. His book, The Kurds: A People in Search of Their Homeland was released by St. Martin’s Press in 2006.

  • Kevin Sites

    2012

    Kevin Sites has spent the past decade reporting on global war and disaster for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. In 2005, he became Yahoo!’s first correspondent and covered every major conflict in the world in a single year for his website, “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone.” The project helped inspire the use of “backpack journalism” as tool for immersive reporting. He is the author of two books for Harper Perennial, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars (2007) and The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, Or Failed To Do in War (forthcoming, 2013). He is also a recipient of several major awards, including The Edward R. Murrow Award and The Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. He was chosen as a Harvard University Nieman Journalism Fellow in 2010 and earned a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School. He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

  • Khaled Hasan

    2011

    Khaled Hasan is a storyteller and photographer.  Hasan has worked as a freelancer for several daily newspapers in Bangladesh as well as for international magazines. His documentary project "Living Stone" has won numerous international awards.

    Hasan received an advanced diploma in photojournalism from Pathshala, the South Asian Media Academy. He has received many awards and prizes including CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year, View Book Photo Story Documentary Jury Prize, Alexia Foundation Student Award (Award of Excellence), CDP Emerging Documentist Award, an All Roads Photography Award from the National Geographic Society and a Humanity Photo Documentary Award from UNESCO. His photographs have been exhibited around the world. For more information, see his website.

  • Kim Komenich

    2006

    Kim Komenich is a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has covered stories in the Philippines, Vietnam, El Salvador, the Soviet Union and Guyana. Most recently he made three trips to Iraq as an embed. He won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, the 1983 World Press Photo award for news picture stories, the National Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Professional Journalists and three National Headliner Awards .

  • KPM Basheer

    2012

    KPM Basheer (Mohammed Basheer) has been writing on development and environmental issues, human rights, social conflicts and mental health for The Hindu, a major English-language daily in India, for two decades. His home state of Kerala has had one of the highest suicide rates in Asia. Basheer reported extensively on ‘family suicide’ whereby entire families ended their lives, mainly due to economic distress, and ‘farmer suicide’ caused by indebtedness and the sharp fall in the prices of agricultural products. He has also reported on the poor conditions of psychiatric care homes and mental health rehabilitation centers in Kerala. Basheer has won the Sarojini Naidu national award for excellence in journalism, Asian Rice Journalist Award, Panos South Asia Fellowship, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship of the US Government. He is currently a Special Correspondent with The Hindu and is based at Kochi, Kerala.

  • Kristen Lombardi

    2003

    Kristen Lombardi is a staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity.  Previously she was a reporter at the Village Voice and at the Boston Phoenx, where she provided ground-breaking coverage of the Boston clergy-abuse scandal.

    Her investigative reports have explored social issues ranging from sexual abuse to mental health to criminal justice matters. Her work for the Center has been honored by the Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Foundation, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the John B. Oakes Environmental Prize, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

  • Laura Jackson

    2000

    Laura Jackson is a producer-in-residence for WHYY, a public-television station in Philadelphia. Jackson has produced documentaries on economic justice for women, rehabilitation for first-time offenders in a county jail, and efforts to improve the quality of life in violent neighborhoods.

  • Lena Jakobsson

    2006

    Lena Jakobsson is a producer for Court TV news. Among many other stories, she has covered the trials of Andrea Yates, Zacarias Moussaoui and Edgar Ray Killen, and the massacre at Columbine High School.

  • Liisa Hyvarinen Temple

    2001

    Liisa Hyvarinen Temple is a journalist based in Tampa, Florida working in print, broadcast and online. She is also adjunct professor for print and broadcast journalism at University of South Florida and University of Tampa.

    As an executive producer for WTSP-TV in Florida, Hyvarinen supervised editorial content for all investigative and consumer-related stories for the station. She produced the first in-depth interview of Timothy McVeigh's mother and, while working at WSPA-TV in South Carolina, was responsible for coverage of Susan Smith, convicted of drowning her two sons in a local lake.

  • Linell Smith

    2002

    Linell Smith is a feature writer for the Baltimore Sun newspaper. His recent work includes an in-depth portrait of a woman living with bipolar disease. She also has lectured on journalism and feature writing.

    Smtih won the Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence for "The Joeseph Palczynski Story" a two-part series on the lives of six women victimized by one man's physical and psychological abuse.

  • Lisa Millar

    2007

    Lisa Millar is a senior journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, working in both radio and television as a journalist and presenter. She was a foreign correspondent for the ABC in Washington, D.C., for three years and has covered major stories in Asia, London and America, including the 2005 Bali bombing and the controversial hanging of an Australian drug runner in Singapore. She won a Walkley Award for investigative reporting in 2005.

  • Lori Grinker

    2005

    Lori Grinker is a photographer for Contact Press Images. She has photographed victims of violent conflict and war in more than 30 countries.

    In a career that spans 25 years, her work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times, Stern, La Revista, Rolling Stone, Libération, Wired, El Pais and many other publications. Her most recent book, AFTERWAR: Veterans from a World in Conflict, is the result of 15 years chronicling the lives of people wounded by war.

  • Maggie Jones

    2013

    Maggie Jones is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. A National Magazine Award finalist, Jones writes about social issues including immigration, poverty, race, gender, education and families. She has also written articles and book reviews for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, Elle and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones has been a guest lecturer at Boston College and Harvard University on topics ranging from immigration to narrative journalism. In addition to her work throughout the United States, she has reported from Japan, Thailand, Burma and Guatemala.

  • Marcela Turati

    2011

    Marcela Turati is a reporter for the Mexican magazine Proceso where she covers social issues, human rights and the impact of drug trafficking and violence. Her current assignment is Ciudad Juarez, now considered one of the most violent cities in the world.

    Turati is the author of the book Fuego Cruzada: Las Victimas Atrapadas en la Guerra del Narco, which examines the objectification and dehumanization of the war’s dead, and its effects on individuals, families and communities. She is also the editor and co-author of two other books, Migraciones Vemos… Infancias No Sabemos, about the lives of Mexican child migrant laborers; and La Guerra por Juarez, which chronicles three narratives of violence in different sectors of the city. She has won awards from, among others, the United Nationas Procurement Division’s Millenium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Inter Press Service News Agency. She is a contributor to newspapers and magazines in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador and the U.S. Turati is co-founder and member of the board of directors of the On-the-Ground Journalists network, which is dedicated to training Mexican journalists.

  • Margarita Akhvlediani

    2007

    Margarita Akhvlediani worked as a reporter, editor and producer at a Georgian newspapers and radio stations through the civil wars and social breakdown of the early 1990s. She helped found the pioneering Caucasian news agency Black Sea Press and was Georgia correspondent for the legendary Russian radio station Ekho Mosky.

    She joined the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (www.iwpr.net) in 2002, launching two newspapers that bridge linguistic and political divides, editing Caucuses Reporting Service and serving as the Caucasus Program Director and Regional Editor, managing and training journalists from throughout the Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the North Caucasian regions of Russia. In 2006-2007 she was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

  • Maria Arce

    2012

    María Arce is the editorial coordinator of Clarin.com, the biggest news site in Latin America. Prior to joining Clarin.com in 2008, Arce worked as a producer at Canal 13, Clarin Global, Press TV and the EFE News Agency. In 2009 Arce won the CEMEX-FNPI Prize awarded by the New Journalism Foundation Iberoamericano established by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for her reporting on Obama’s Presidential campaign in 2008. In 2010 she won the King of Spain Prize for the same assignment. She has taught journalism at the University of San Andres and guest lectured at other universities in Argentina and Brazil. She lives in Argentina.

  • Maria Nyanyiwa Mataruse

    2012

    Maria Nyanyiwa Mataruse is a Radio Editor with Zimbabwe’s Radio Voice of the People (VOP), a broadcasting house that is currently operating from exile owing to the restrictive media laws in the country. She joined Radio VOP in 2002 as a producer for the popular program “The People Are Talking.” In the same year the organization’s offices were bombed. In 2005 she was arrested together with two other producers and board members for allegedly broadcasting without a license. After a lengthy trial the case against her and the other employees and board members was thrown out by the courts. To ensure consistency on air, Radio VOP the organization was forced to relocate to South Africa.

  • Maria T. Alvarez

    2002

    Maria T. Alvarez writes for Newsday. As a general assignment and beat reporter for the New York Post, she covered the Elian Gonzalez news story, the murder trial of Kennedy family nephew Michael Skakel and Ground Zero on and after September 11. She is a former reporter for the Hartford Courant and Boston Globe.

  • Maryn McKenna

    2009

    Maryn McKenna is an independent magazine and online journalist specializing in domestic and global public health and health policy. She writes for the magazines SELF, Health and More, and is a contributing writer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine and a staff member at the nonprofit online news service CIDRAP.

    She is the author of "Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service," which was named a “Top Science Book” by Amazon.com.

  • Melissa del Bosque

    2013

    Melissa del Bosque has covered the US-Mexico border since 1998. She has been an investigative reporter with The Texas Observer magazine based in Austin, Texas, since 2008. Her work has been published in national and international media outlets, including TIME magazine, The Guardian, and the Mexico City-based Nexos magazine. Del Bosque’s work has also been featured in television and radio on Democracy Now!, PBS, Al Jazeera, the BBC and National Public Radio. Through her work along the U.S.-Mexico border, del Bosque has reported on topics including border militarization, the plight of unaccompanied migrant children deported to Mexico and Mexican asylum seekers in the United States. Her 2012 investigative feature about massacres in the Juarez Valley, Mexico, was a National Magazine Award finalist in the reporting category, and won awards from both the Association of Alternative News Media and the Pan American Health Organization. Del Bosque has also been honored with the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland.

  • Melissa Manware

    2005

    Melissa Manware has been a public safety reporter for The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer since 1998. Among many tragic stories, she has written about a teenager who told her family that she'd been molested (the teenager's father then killed the man she'd accused); a 26-year-old death row inmate convicted of stabbing and beating his parents to death; and a homeless, alcoholic Army veteran who died in a fire he started to keep warm.

  • Melissa Sweet

    2006

    Melissa Sweet is a freelance health journalist based in Australia. Her work has appeared in a wide range of professional and general publications and she has worked at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin magazine and Australian Associated Press.

    Her book, Inside Madness, which tells the story of murdered psychiatrist Margaret Tobin and the history of Australia’s mental health system, was published this year by Pan Macmillan. Earlier this year, the University of Sydney awarded her an honorary position as Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health.

  • Michael Marizco

    2007

    Michael Marizco is a freelance journalist and editor of BorderReporter.com, investigating and covering issues in the Mexico-U.S. border regions. He has reported extensively on the killings of migrants, and for the last several years has been investigating the cases of missing and murdered Mexican reporters.

    He was formerly border reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, covering immigration, national security, politics and government agencies in both Mexico and the US and investigating child smuggling, the under-reporting of immigrant deaths and other issues. He has won a Casey Medal, a Unity Award and several APME awards, among others.

  • Michele Trudeau

    2006

    Michele Trudeau is a contributing science correspondent for National Public Radio. Trudeau’s news reports and feature stories, which cover the areas of human behavior, child development, the brain sciences, and mental health, air on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    She has received awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Casey Journalism Center, the American Psychiatric Association, World Hunger, the Los Angeles Press Club, the American Psychological Association, and the National Mental Health Association.

  • Mike Walter

    2005

    Mike Walter was morning anchor and reporter for WUSA TV in Washington, D.C. and has won four Emmy awards. Walter was the senior correspondent for USA TODAY LIVE when, on September 11, 2001, he witnessed an American Airlines jet crash into the Pentagon.

    Walter contributed to two books about the terrorist attacks: Covering Catastrophe and Broadcasting through Crisis. The many stories he has covered during his career include relief missions in Somalia and Russia, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and the Northridge Earthquake in Southern California.

  • Miles Moffeit

    2004

    Miles Moffeit is an investigative reporter for The Denver Post. He spent more than a year uncovering flaws in the handling of domestic abuse and sexual assault cases in the military, for the series “Betrayal in the Ranks,” which was a finalist for the 2004 Dart Award.

    More recently, he has covered the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. Moffeit joined the Post in 2002, after six years with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

  • Moni Basu

    2007

    Moni Basu is a national and international reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has covered the Iraq war and spent five months embedded with a Georgia Army National Guard brigade.

    She has also reported from Cuba, Chile, Norway, Jordan, Kuwait and India. She covered the devastating 2001 earthquake in Ahmedabad, India, military suicides at Fort Bragg, SARS in Toronto and West Nile virus in Louisiana. In 2005 she was honored as Journalist of the Year by the Atlanta Press Association and has also won awards from the South Asian Journalists Association, Associated Press Managing Editors and the Society of Newspaper Design.

  • Natalie Pompilio

    2001

    Natalie Pompilio a staff writer for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Pompilio covers the police beat in a city known for an unusually high rate of violent crime.

    Her stories have focused on the impact of violence on the families of victims, drug abuse and suicide. She recently wrote an article on a local man, in the sixth year of a difficult recovery after losing his wife in the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Natasha Gardner

    2011

    Natasha Gardner is a writer and editor at 5280, Denver’s magazine. Gardner’s investigative work focuses on the justice system and child welfare.

    She has twice been named a finalist in the civic journalism category of the City and Regional Magazine Awards, and was a National Magazine Award finalist in the personal service category in 2010.

  • Patrick Farrell

    2010

    Patrick Farrell has been a photographer at The Miami Herald since 1987. He is the recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for his photographs of the devastation in Haiti caused by a particularly brutal hurricane season. 

    Farrell has documented three decades of major news events, both locally and abroad, including the 1989 race riots in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood; political and civil unrest in Haiti during the 1994 military rule of that country; the 1999 earthquake in Turkey; the Columbine High School massacre; childhood poverty in the Americas and Hurricane Andrew’s 1992 path of destruction in South Florida, for which he and the Miami Herald staff won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Farrell has won numerous awards for his coverage of Haiti, including the first place 2009 National Headliner Award for Photo Essay, two first-place awards in 2008 from Pictures of the Year International, and a Feature Photography Award in 2008 from the Overseas Press Club. He started his career working at two small South Florida dailies.

  • Paul McEnroe

    2005

    Paul McEnroe is an investigative reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  He has covered murders, clergy abuse, government wrongdoing and war in his 25-year career at the Star Tribune. He covered the 1991 Gulf War and the current war in Iraq as an unembedded unilateral. In mid-February 2003, McEnroe and a Star Tribune photographer smuggled themselves across the Turkish border into Iraqi Kurdistan in the back of a potato truck.

  • Penny Cockerell

    2000

    Penny Cockerell is a correspondent for the Associated Press and former staff reporter for the Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. Cockerell has covered tornadoes, murder and mayhem on the police beat, the Columbine High School shootings, the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy, and the Oklahoma City bombing and subsequent trials of two defendants.

  • Peter Burdin

    2003

    Peter Burdin is the senior editor on the BBC’s Newsgathering team. In 1989, Burdin was on the BBC reporting team which covered the build-up to the violent suppression of democracy protests on China’s Tiananmen Square, and in the mid-90s, he spent three years in Johannesburg covering South Africa’s struggle to come to terms with its apartheid past. He has worked as assignments editor in BBC Newsgathering since 1996 and has played a key role in furthering the journalistic understanding of trauma.

  • Peter Cave

    Peter Cave is a veteran foreign correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Over the past 30 years he has covered most of the world's trouble spots, winning Australia’s most prestigious journalism award five times for his coverage of Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iraq War.

  • Peter J. Spielmann

    2002

    Peter J. Spielmann is an editor and supervisor at The Associated Press and adjunct faculty member at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He was a special correspondent for the Associated Press in Belgium in 1999 reporting on NATO actions as well as international aid efforts in the Balkans.

  • Petra Tabeling

    2006

    Petra Tabeling is a freelance print and radio journalist based in Germany. Her work has appeared on WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Neue Züricher Zeitung, and qantara.de, among others. She is also a German correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontiers. Previously, she was an editor and correspondent for Deutsche Welle.

  • Philip Williams

    2005

    Philip Williams is a senior reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Since joining the ABC in 1984, Williams has covered many violent and tragic stories around the world, including: the Beslan school siege; the December 2004 South Asian tsunami; the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; the Bali bombings; the Madrid bombings; the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan; the fall of President Suharto in Indonesia; and the events following the 1999 referendum in East Timor.

  • Philip Zabriskie

    2009

    Philip Zabriskie lived in Asia for seven years while working as a staff writer for Time magazine and later freelancing for National Geographic and others while maintaining an avowed interest in the physical and psychological landscapes of post-conflict situations.

    Since returning to his native New York in 2008, he has written for several publications and websites, including New York, Condé Nast Traveler, Fortune, Slate and others.

  • Rania Abouzeid

    2013

    Rania Abouzeid is a freelance journalist who has chronicled the Syrian uprising since it began in 2011. Prior to that, she covered the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and has reported on wars, assassinations and popular movements across the Middle East and Pakistan for the past 14 years. Her work has been published in TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and a host of other outlets. Abouzeid has also appeared as a commentator on PBS, Al-Jazeera, BBC, CBS, CBC and other networks.

  • Robert L. Jamieson Jr.

    2005

    Robert L. Jamieson Jr. is a metro columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began as a P-I reporter in 1991, covering education, city hall and general assignment beats.

    He covered, among many other stories, the crash of Alaska Flight 261, the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man whose death sparked police to adopt less lethal weapons, and the local Mardi Gras riots. Jamieson's first news jobs were for the Wall Street Journal and the Oakland Tribune. In 1997 Jamieson received a fellowship to visit quake-ravaged Kobe, Japan. He also received a Casey Foundation fellowship and in 2004 was one of five from the Seattle area representing Rotary International on a goodwill trip to East Africa.

  • Ron Claiborne

    2003

    Ron Claiborne is a correspondent for ABC Network News, Boston Bureau. A journalist for more than 20 years, Claiborne’s recent assignments included traveling as an “embed” aboard U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln during the war in Iraq and covering the Boston Catholic Church scandal. He has reported spot news, breaking news and feature stories for World News Tonight, World News Saturday and Sunday, and Good Morning America, and is a regular contributor to abcnews.com and ABC Radio Network.

  • Ron Haviv

    2004

    Ron Haviv is a photographer for the VII agency (of which he is a co-founder), has covered conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean, crisis in Africa, the Gulf War, fighting in Russia, conflict in the Balkans, the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan and the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

    His work has been published in magazines throughout the world, including Stern, Paris Match, Newsweek, and the New York Times Magazine. He has published two books: Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul.

  • Ronke Phillips

    2009

    Ronke Phillips has been a journalist for more than 20 years working in print, radio and television. She has worked for BBC Day Time, BBC features, BBC New York and GMTV, and is currently a correspondent for ITV's London Tonight.

  • Rosa Meneses

    2012

    Rosa Meneses is a news reporter on the foreign desk of El Mundo, one of Spain’s leading newspapers. Since 1999, she has specialized in coverage of the Middle East and North Africa. Since the outbreak of the 2011 Arab Spring, she has covered the Tunisian revolution, the conflict in Libya in all its phases and the civil war in Syria. While covering the Libyan uprising in Misurata Meneses was shot in the back, surviving thanks to a flak jacket. She reported on the war in Lebanon (summer of 2006) and since 2003 she has been travelling regularly to report on events in Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, the Gulf countries and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Meneses won the Spain’s National Award on New Journalism in 2010 for her coverage in Morocco. She currently is a contributor for the think-tanks NOREF (Oslo) and CEIPAZ (Madrid), and an analyst for Radio Nederland (Dutch National Radio’s Spanish service) and Revolve Magazine.

  • Russell Lewis

    2010

    Russell Lewis is the Southern Bureau Chief for NPR News, a post he has held since 2006. Lewis focuses on the issues and news central to the Southeast — from Florida to Virginia to Texas, including West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma. 

    In addition to developing and expanding NPR's coverage of the region, Lewis assigns and edits stories from station-based reporters and freelancers alike, working closely with local correspondents and public radio stations. He also spent a year in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, coordinating NPR's coverage of the rebuilding effort. He is currently based in Birmingham, Alabama. Lewis began his public radio career in 1992 at NPR member station WUFT in Gainesville, Florida, where he was an executive news producer. He spent time at WSVH in Savannah, Georgia. Lewis also worked for Kansas Public Radio and reported on the state legislature. He spent six years on the West Coast, working at one of public radio's flagship stations: KPBS in San Diego, where he was senior editor and a reporter. He most recently was assistant news director and talk show host at WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida. He was a frequent contributor to NPR, specializing in military and business issues. 

  • Ruth Pollard

    2013

    Ruth Pollard is an award-winning journalist and editor with 23 years experience in journalism. She is the Middle East Correspondent for two Australian newspapers: The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Based in Cairo, her job takes her throughout the Middle East and North Africa, reporting on the Arab revolutions from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia and on the conflict in Israel and Palestine. She is a two- time finalist for the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism and the 2009 winner of the Australian Human Right Community Human Rights Award for Newsprint Feature. Pollard is a past president of the NSW Journalists’ Benevolent Fund.

  • Ruth Teichroeb

    2002

    Ruth Teichroeb is an investigative reporter whose stories have uncovered abuse in residential schools for the deaf, revealed police officials' failure to crack down on domestic violence in the ranks and most recently documented the mistreatment of troubled developmentally disabled adults in the care of private companies.

    Her investigations have won national and regional awards, including a National Press Club award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, two C. B. Blethen Memorial Awards and two Best of the West Awards. Before joining the P-I, Ruth was a reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press and author of the 1997 book "Flowers on My Grave: How an Ojibwa Boy's Death Helped Break the Silence on Child Abuse" published by HarperCollins Canada.

  • Sally Sara

    2012

    Sally Sara is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She has reported from more than 30 countries including Iraq, Lebanon and Sierra Leone. In 2011, Sara was the ABC’s Afghanistan correspondent. She previously served as Africa correspondent from 2000 to 2005 and South Asia Correspondent 2008 – 2010. Sara has covered a range of stories including the frontline of the war in Afghanistan, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, humanitarian crisis in Darfur, 2005 London bombings, Israeli – Palestinian conflict, sexual violence in the Democratic of Congo and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Sara is the author of the bestselling Gogo Mama – A Journey into the Lives of 12 African Women. In 2011, Sara was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for service to journalism and the community.

  • Scott Blanchard

    2013

    Scott Blanchard is the Sunday editor at the York Daily Record (York, PA), which he joined in 2001. He has edited stories about the 30-year old York riots murder investigations, parents who discovered the military’s mistakes had led to the death of their son, and a teenager who survived a machete attack in her kindergarten classroom. He helped edit a short documentary film about the psychological impact on first responders of the beating death of a 2-year-old girl. In 2012, Blanchard edited a story about the lasting trauma caused by a school shooting nine years earlier, which received a 2013 Dart Award Honorable Mention. He also received an Honorable Mention for the Ochberg Society’s Mimi Award for Editors.

  • Scott North

    2003

    Scott North is a courts and crime reporter for The Herald in Everett, WA. North has reported on virtually every aspect of the criminal justice system and helped The Herald develop innovative techniques in covering violence in a sensitive, accurate, and insightful way.

    He has received numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Press Association, and was featured in Covering Violence: A guide to ethical reporting about victims & trauma, published by Columbia University Press.

  • Scott Wallace

    2004

    Scott Wallace is a freelance writer, producer and contributing editor to the National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Wallace has interviewed many victims of political violence beginning more than two decades ago with relatives of death squad victims in El Salvador.

    As both a print and broadcast journalist, his stories have included in-depth reports on immigration, arson, the war on drugs, environmental issues, international organized crime and indigenous affairs. His story on Hidden Tribes of the Amazon appeared in the August 2003 issue of National Geographic. This year, he reported and photographed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Seamus Kelters

    2002

    Seamus Kelters is a television producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation. A native of Ireland, Kelters is a co-creator of Lost Lives, a highly detailed chronicle of the lives of the more than 3,600 men, women, and children killed in Northern Ireland from 1966-2000. He joined the BBC as a broadcast journalist and was a journalist for the Irish News newspaper.

  • Sharon Schmickle

    2006

    Sharon Schmickle is a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has covered conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the aftermath of the tsunami in South Asia, and school shootings in Red Lake and Rocori high schools in Minnesota.

    In 2000 Schmickle won a McClatchy President’s Award for a special report from Japan on the global controversy over genetically modified foods. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1996 for an investigative series about the U.S. Supreme Court; also in 1996, she was named Washington Correspondent of the year by the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists, for her reporting on the impact of the federal budget on one Minnesota community.

  • Solange Azevedo

    2010

    Solange Azevedo has been a journalist for Brazilian magazines for eleven years and has worked on more than 30 cover stories. She has been recognized with awards from many news organizations and was named a winner of the 2009 Human Rights and Service to the Community Award by the Inter American Press Association.

    Her piece, “They Killed,” was published in the book "Lo Mejor del Periodismo de América Latina” (“The Best of the Journalism of Latin America”) – a work sponsored by Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (New Journalism Foundation). This foundation was created by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. In 2006, Azevedo was selected by the World Press Institute to participate in a highly competitive exchange program for journalists in the United States. Azevedo has also taught investigative journalism to university students in three Brazilian cities. Since October 2009, she has been an editor for the magazine IstoÉ.

  • Stefan Borg

    2013

    Stefan Borg is a foreign news correspondent for TV4 Sweden. He has covered international news, politics, conflicts and natural disasters for TV4 for the last twenty years. Borg has reported from conflicts in the Middle East, the Balkans and covered the "Arab Spring" from Egypt, Libya and Syria. He was a US correspondent based in New York City during 9/11 and covered the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and most recently, the Philippines typhoon in 2013. He coordinates travel safety and security training for TV4 news crews.

  • Stuart Hughes

    2012

    Stuart Hughes is a senior world affairs producer with BBC News, based in London. While covering the Iraq War in 2003, Stuart stepped on an anti-personnel landmine. As a result of his injuries his right leg was amputated below the knee.

    Stuart Hughes is senior world affairs producer with BBC News, working across TV, radio, online and social media. He has worked in international news for more than a decade, covering major news stories across the globe with some of the BBC’s most respected correspondents. While covering the Iraq War in 2003, Stuart stepped on an anti-personnel landmine. As a result of his injuries, his right leg was amputated below the knee. Following his rehabilitation, he resumed his BBC career and continues to travel worldwide on assignment wearing a state-of-the-art prosthesis. Hughes’ personal experience of conflict has given him first hand experience and understanding of the physical and psychological toll of reporting violence. He is an active campaigner against landmines and a patron of the Mines Advisory Group. His work was recognized when he was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in London in July. He is a member of the advisory committee of the Rory Peck Trust, a charity which works to improve the safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers and their families. He is also a consultant to the International News Safety Institute. He lives in London.

  • Susan Kaplan

    2010

    Susan Kaplan has been a public radio reporter at the NPR affiliate WFCR, based in Western Massachusetts, since 1995. Her work focuses on education, innovative technologies and most recently women in the military.  

    Her stories have been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and On the Media. Most recently she reported on military sexual trauma among women veterans that ran during a week-long series on All Things Considered. Her work has received numerous A.P. awards. For six years she hosted a weekly television public affairs program on PBS affiliate WGBY in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

  • Susan Snyder

    2007

    Susan Snyder is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been the Inquirer's education reporter since 1998. Snyder has reported extensively on violence in the lives of Philadelphia children. In 2005 she spent six months reporting "Writing for Their Lives," a series documenting how a single eighth grade class dealt with violence in their own families and communities. That series received a National Headliners Award.

  • Tara McKelvey

    2007

    Tara Mckelvey is a senior editor at The American Prospect Magazine. She is a research fellow at NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security and a contributing editor to Marie Claire magazine.

    McKelvey is the author of "Monstering: Inside America's Policy on Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War," and editor of "One of the Guys: Female Torturers and Aggressors." She has reporting extensively on war crimes, human rights and related issues.

  • Tara Murtha

    2012

    Tara Murtha is a writer and columnist at Philadelphia Weekly, where she focuses on news, crime, policy and social justice issues with particular interest in youth violence, sexual violence, gender/media issues and reproductive rights. Murtha is a member of GunCrisis.org, an experimental multimedia collaboration of journalists that documents the gunfire homicide crisis in Philadelphia in search of solutions. In 2012 and 2011, Murtha was honored with the Distinguished Writer award by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. In 2012, PW’s “The Rape Issue” earned the first place Public Interest award by the Association for Alternative Newsmedia for exposing shortfalls of the criminal justice system in correctly classifying and successfully prosecuting rape. She earned a master’s degree in English & Publishing from Rosemont College and teaches journalism at Temple University.

  • Ted Czech

    2004

    Ted Czech covers fires, accidents, homicides and other traumatic subjects as a night police/general assignment reporter for the York (Penn.) Daily Record. He has also explored the study of how journalists are affected by the trauma they cover.

    Czech joined the Daily Record in May 2004, after the paper was purchased by its cross-town rival (and JOA partner) The York Dispatch, where Czech had been a reporter since 1999.

  • Teru Kuwayama

    2010

    Teru Kuwayama is a freelance photographer based in New York City. His first published photographs were in Maximum Rock'n'Roll, an international punk rock fanzine based in the Bay Area. In 1998, he began working as a contributing photographer to Life magazine, and then for other publications including Time, Newsweek, National Geographic and Outside. 

    Since 2001, his work has focused on conflict and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. He is the co-founder of the website Lightstalkers.org, an online network of photographers, filmmakers, journalists, and members of the military and NGO communities. In 2007, he launched The Battlespace Project, a traveling group exhibition of photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His work was featured in Esquire Magazine's "The Best and Brightest" of 2004 and received numerous awards, including a 2009-2010 Knight Fellowship at Stanford, a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor award in 2009, an Alicia Patterson Fellowship in 2006, a New York Foundation for the Arts Award in 2002 and the Alexia Award for World Peace in 1999. He is currently a 2010 TED Global fellow.